Fan dies at Toronto game

  • Last Updated: August 17 2012, 7:17 BST

A fan has died after collapsing during the Toronto Blue Jays' Major League Baseball game against the Chicago White Sox.

Play at Rogers Centre was halted for four minutes in the seventh inning while the fan received treatment. He was taken away from the stadium on a stretcher.

A Toronto Police Service spokesman confirmed the victim, who was 60, had died and that the cause of death was being investigated.

In the game itself, the hosts slipped to a third successive defeat, with Alex Rios hitting a three-run shot in the seventh for the White Sox.

The Tampa Bay Rays bounced back well after Felix Hernandez's 23rd perfect MLB game with a 7-0 drubbing of the LA Angels.

Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Young hit back-to-back homers to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks for a 2-1 win over the St Louis Cardinals.

Elsewhere, Garrett Jones blasted two three-run homers as the LA Dodgers' nine-game winning streak against the Pirates ended with a 10-6 Pittsburgh success.

And 10-6 was also the scoreline as the Texas Rangers saw off the New York Yankees. A five-run sixth appeared to put the Yankees on top - but the Rangers responded well and took the lead permanently on Craig Gentry's two-run single with two outs in the seventh.

Kris Medlen tossed a shut-out and Jason Heyward had a three-hit effort but the highlight of the Atlanta Braves' 5-0 defeat of the San Diego Padres was two home runs from veteran baseman Chipper Jones.

Four runs in the eighth inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

In other games, the Boston Red Sox sunk the Baltimore Orioles 6-3, the New York Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4, the Colorado Rockies downed the Miami Marlins 5-3 and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-0.